As Lori Zigante at Red State points out:
Whether we like it or not. That’s like what Mommies say when telling you to eat your yucky vegetables. Would he prefer that we be vulnerable and weak? Heck of an American Can-Do attitude, Barry!See: Obama and His Administration Lament America’s Superpower Status
But it gets worse. Then comes the remark regarding peace in the Middle East, i.e. between Israel and the "Palestinians", almost at the end of the clip:
"and when conflicts break out; one way or another, we get drawn into 'em, and that ends up costing us significantly, in terms of both blood and treasure."For a moment there I was not quite sure whether I was listening to the President of the United States or to Osama Bin Laden. How much American blood has actually been spilled in the conflicts between Israel and the "Palestinians"? Have American troops seen action in Gaza or on the West Bank? Could he be talking about other wars? Apparently, yes, he can. What Barack Hussein Obama is slyly repeating in this clip is the mantra of every jihadi and jihad-sympathizer on earth: the root cause of all Muslim/infidel strife in the world is the conflict between Israel and the "Palestinians".
Yes, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are costing the US significantly, in terms of both blood and treasure. But whether the West wants to acknowledge it or not: those wars are just the latest bloody episodes in the jihad against the unbelievers that was started in the seventh century by Mohammed. The Israel/"Palestinian" conflict is nothing more than a recruiting tool for the Muslim cannon fodder/voting cattle and bleeding-heart Westerners.
Joseph Farah in 2002 at WorldNetDaily.com:
Way back on March 31, 1977, the Dutch newspaper Trouw published an interview with Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member Zahir Muhsein. Here's what he said:and:
“The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct "Palestinian people" to oppose Zionism.
“For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.”
In fact, on the same day Arafat signed the Declaration of Principles on the White House lawn in 1993, he explained his actions on Jordan TV. Here's what he said:No matter how many people convince themselves that the aspirations for Palestinian statehood are genuine and the key to peace in the Middle East, they are still deceiving themselves.
"Since we cannot defeat Israel in war, we do this in stages. We take any and every territory that we can of Palestine, and establish a sovereignty there, and we use it as a springboard to take more. When the time comes, we can get the Arab nations to join us for the final blow against Israel."
I've said it before and I say it again, in the history of the world, Palestine has never existed as a nation. The region known as Palestine was ruled alternately by Rome, by Islamic and Christian Crusaders, by the Ottoman Empire and, briefly, by the British after World War I. The British agreed to restore at least part of the land to the Jewish people as their ancestral homeland. It was never ruled by Arabs.
See: Palestinian People Do Not Exist
So there you have it. The Commander in Chief of the like-it-or-not dominant military power spouting Muslim propaganda. Who thinks we can continue to go on like this and not end up living in a brand-new Caliphate?